hi. there has been a couple of threads regarding this issue before, but maybe there has been other speakers you have heard about, that might be better now. i plan to use my iPod as my main stereo system. i plan to plug the iPod (or the Dock) to a 2.1 stereo speaker system. the JBL creatures have been popular. i checked them out in an Apple store, but i think the music "cracked" halfway to the max. i know, i know, the living room i have right now is not that big, i also do not plan to hear very! loud music at home. i would love to have cheap, good-sounding and beautiful speakers. maybe you guys have heard about new ones, which i haven't heard or seen yet. thanks in advance.